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Rivals Updated Their 2016 Top 150 Basketball Recruiting Rankings

And, well, it's not good news for Sam Hauser.

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Rivals is the recruiting service/reporting department under the banner of Yahoo Sports.  On July 1, they updated their basketball recruiting rankings for the Class of 2016, ranking the top 150 players in the country.

There's no news as far as Marquette goes, though, as Stevens Point's Sam Hauser is not ranked in that list of 150 players.  Rivals does list him as a three star recruit, but Hauser doesn't rate positional or state rankings in their eyes, at least at this point.

The Big East as a group has four players listed in Rivals' rankings.  Villanova commit Omari Spellman checks in at #18, Butler gets two guys on the list with Joey Brunk at #99 and Howard Washington at #110, and Xavier's Tyrique Jones checks in at #123.  The Big Ten leads all conferences with 10 recruits in the list of 150, but things are pretty well spread out, too.  Conference USA checks in with one Top 150 recruit, and the Mountain West Conference, West Coast Conference, and Ivy League all  have two committed recruits.

Rivals doesn't deal with tracking offers and targets for various schools, so we have to go elsewhere to see who head coach Steve Wojciechowski is targeting in the top 150.  247 Sports lists four players as "Warm" towards Marquette amongst their list of targets for MU.

Here's the good news: all four of those guys are in the top 100 of Rivals' rankings.

  • Mustapha Heron: #19 (#25 247 Composite Ranking)
  • Cassius Winston: #28 (#28 247 Composite Ranking)
  • Amir Coffey: #50 (#35 247 Composite Ranking)
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo: #86 (#41 247 Composite Ranking)

It's worth noting that Heron, Coffey, and Antekokounmpo are all listed as "High Choices" by 247 Sports, along with Kobi Simmons.

As things stand right now, Marquette has just one available scholarship for the fall of 2016.  Things are obviously in flux as we figure out what will happen with Henry Ellenson next spring, but it's safe to say that Wojo is out there beating the bushes to assemble another outstanding recruiting class.